M&C Team up to Fight Opioid Abuse

On Friday April 12, 2019, McDonald and Carney will be teaming with the Essex County Opioid Task Force to help raise awareness and funds to help combat the horrible crisis of opioid addiction. The show will feature the legendary comedy duo of McDonald and Carney, as well as comedians Kevin Garifo and Kate Nichols.

The show will be held at the Orange ELKS and the cover charge of only $40 per person will include a professional comedy experience, a full buffet dinner and non-alcoholic beverages. There will be a cash bar also available for guests.

The evening will include laughter, reflection and community healing in an effort to bring people together to recognize the community health crisis that opioid addiction is causing throughout the country.  In 2017, over 72,000 Americans died as a result of this disease.  According to Task Force Coordinator Robin Lavorato, “The mission of the Essex County Opioid Task Force is anything but simple: they seek to prevent the onset of legal and illegal opioid use to prevent addiction, its subsequent disorders, and overdose deaths.”

All proceeds will be given to raise funds for the Essex Health and Wellness Recovery Center and more specifically to benefit the Task Force’s 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Walk being held on November 2, 2019.  Last year, this event had over 200 volunteers walk from Newark to West Caldwell to raise awareness for opioid addiction.

The night will feature your favorite comedy duo: McDonald and Carney.

Only $40 per person donation will include a professional comedy show plus buffet dinner and beverages.  It is $350 per tables of 10.   Checks may be made to the Essex Health and Wellness Recovery Center.  Tickets can be purchased by emailing Robin directly at RLHealthGuide@gmail.com.  The Orange Elks is located at 475 Main Street, Orange, NJ 07050.

Dumbfellas podcast begins!

McDonald and Carney have joined up with some of their favorite fellow comedians to bring you the newest podcast: The DUMBFELLAS.

Listen as five comedians come together for jokes, insults, drinks, and puppets! Take your seat in the back as we invite you to come get a chance to experience the bickering, ball-busting and brotherhood for yourself as Garden State Comedy Presents: The Dumbfellas Podcast.

Besides Rich and Joe, these episodes will star Kevin Garifo, KP Burke and Natty Bumpercar!

All podcasts can be heard on GardenStateComedy.com or directly at iTunes at


McLAUGH-in goes to AC for St Paddy’s Day!

The “Mc LAUGH-in” Comedy Tour reaches its pinnacle on the highest of all high holy days….Saint Patrick’s Day!

McDonald and Carney will be joined by some of the funniest friends as they celebrate March 17th at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. The show will feature Natty Bumpercar, Kevin Garifo, Jackie Byrne and KP Burke.

The show will be at 6pm at the legendary Showboat Hotel in AC, but the real experience will be on the BUS TRIP.  Rich and Joe are packing a bus full of their fans and heading down for the day.  This will be a great experience which will entail the bus ride (from Cranford to AC, and back), beer, wine, soda and snacks on the bus, a FREE Tee-Shirt celebrating the day, entry to the comedy show, PLUS $20 in casino cash.

Links below are for those interested in joining us on the bus…OR for our South Jersey fans who want to check out the show. It is going to be an incredible event!

To purchase Tickets for bus trip:


To purchase tickets just for show:



Comedy Festival planned to bring people together!

Please join us for an entire day of laughter, reflection and community healing at the first annual Stand up Against HATE Comedy Fesitival.

In an effort to bring ALL people together, lets celebrate our differences, accept each and everyone one of us for who we are, and bridge the divide between us all. All proceeds will be given to such amazing causes and projects such as:

* Garden State Equality
* Real Beauty Uncovered
* Garwood Family Center YMCA
* Cranford Jaycees

The day will feature comedians of all ages, lifestyles and backgrounds, with only one feature in common: The desire to to bring people together. The day will also speakers and spotlights on special causes.

2:00-4:00pm: The first part of our day will feature FAMILY COMEDY. We have performers from age 12 to age 85. Bring the kids age 10 and above and share the laughter. Performers will include the teen improv troupe Sparks of Insanity, Natty Bumpercar, and more!

5:00-7:00pm: TRI-STATE STAND-UP SHOWCASE, featuring the best comedians from New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia. A wide array of hilarious performers who are all dedicating their time to this amazing cause!  Featured artists include Pamela Rae, Joanne Filan, Jeffrey Paul, Isha Mayfield, Jess Carpenter, James Cancho, and more!

7:30-9:30pm: McDONALD and CARNEY COMEDY HOUR: The hilarious Two-Man duo who have performed everywhere from Tropicana in AC, Taj Mahal, Vermont, Ocean City Maryland and SoHo Playhouse in NYC. They will be bringing friends for this interactive, audience participation based event. With the catch phrase “Nobody is safe”...you know that this is an experience more than just a show!

Only $20 donation will allow access to the event all day. ALL PROCEEDS shall go towards the charities and organizations listed.

Tickets can be purchased at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/stand-up-against-hate-comedy-festival-tickets-40843464903


What’s My Line Anyway? Improv comedy comes to NJ

Big Rich and Joe are very excited to announce our new monthly show….What’s My Line Anyway?

VERY “loosely” inspired by ,and mildly similar to the famous tv show Whose Line Is It Anyway?, this night of comedy to bring you laughter and fun. The show will feature the comedic stylings of McDonald and Carney as well as the hottest stand-up comedians from NYC and NJ today. The show is interactive and based on audience suggestions and participation. Each month will feature new guest comedians to play with Joe and Rich so every show is unique.

The comedy duo of McDonald and Carney have performed at the Tropicana and Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, at hotels and venues from Vermont to Florida and have been seen on MTV, TruTV, ABC’s Live with Regis and Kelly and movies.

The show will be held on the first Friday of every month at the very comfortable Knights of Columbus in Clark, NJ.  Doors will open at 7:00pm and show will start at 8:00pm.   The show is for audiences 16 and over.

There is a full bar on premises (No outside liquor permitted), however please feel free to bring any tailgate style food that you please….just please bring enough for Joe and Rich as well! ;)

Tickets are $15 at door but only $10 here on Eventbrite!




Rich was generous enough to take a photo with his biggest fans, Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood.


This could be YOU, caught between some of the world’s greatest improv comedians: Big Rich, Jeff Davis, Ryan Stiles, and Chip Esten.

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Does Joe want to see YOU there? He says that he loves you THIS MUCH!

McDonald and Carney invade Vermont!

McDonald and Carney had an amazing weekend up at the Landgrove Inn up in historic Landgrove, Vermont.  We were able to perform with two of our favorite comedians working today: Mike Celona and Kevin Israel.

The Landgrove Inn had a great turnout of guests who came out ready to laugh! The pictures do not do our trip up there justice.  It was awesome.  Thanks to everyone at the Landgrove and for all who came out to support the show!




M&C rock with the ROTC

wohs-rotcMcDonald and Carney (and Jackie Byrne) were fortunate to perform a fundraiser for the West Orange High School ROTC Program.  This took place at the West Orange High School Auditorium on January 13.

The show was a BLAST!  We performed for many student members of the ROTC as well as their parents and friends.  We laughed all night and were made to feel special by all the members there.  It is nights like this that make it all worth the hard work and dedication!

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McLAUGHin comes to West Orange

Reminder: SHILLELAGH COMEDY NIGHT NEXT SATURDAY, 1/21 at 8pm… just 1 week away!! Advance tickets are $35 and include UNLIMITED BEER, WINE, & SODA! Tickets are $40 at the door…pay now and save!

EVENT UPDATE: Dinner is now going to be served before the show! Come early for dinner and get a good seat. The doors will open at 6pm for dinner guests, and last order will be taken at 7:45pm

The Mc”LAUGH”-in comedy show features a full line-up of professional comedians on the comedy club circuit, including Rich McDonald & Joe Carney of the McDonald & Carney Comedy Duo, and the World Famous John O’Rourke, known around the Shillelagh Club as “The Bad Johnny O“! Guaranteed to be a great night!

The ticket price includes unlimited beer, wine, and soda, starting at 7pm, and going for the duration of the show, as well as a ticket for a free drink downstairs after the show is over.

Space is limited! Advance tickets can be purchased online via PayPal at www.paypal.me/FSOS, or via cash or check at the bar.

If purchasing tickets online, please pay in $35 increments for each ticket, then send a brief email to ShillelaghEvents@gmail.com, stating the names for the guest list.

Any questions, please email: ShillelaghEvents@gmail.com

McLAUGHin Comedy tour begins!

The McLAUGHin Comedy Tour has begun!  McDonald and Carney will be touring and performing at some of NJ’s best Irish venues for the next 18 months with it all ending with a TOUR of IRELAND in April 2018!!!

Needless to say, we are excited beyond belief. the McLAUGHin Tour will feature a different NJ based Irish pub/bar/venue each month as we prepare for the big trip.  Our first stop was the Kilkenny House in Cranford.

The trip will entail about 8 days of travelling through Ireland, with performances already lined up in Dublin and Kilkenny.  We will be promoting the trip to anyone who wishes to join us as we get closer.




M&C head to Stanhope House

We are so pumped to be performing at the famous Stanhope House on November 18th.  This venue rocks most nights with bands, but occasionally pull in some big name comedians…such as McDonald and Carney!!

We will be performing our world famous Two Man act on that iconic stage.  It is also the first time that we are out in the Stanhope area so it is a bonus for our western Morris and Warren County fans.

Please click on the event and buy those tickets! It should be a BLAST!